The Scottsboro Boys

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In 1931 nine African-American teenagers were wrongly accused of the rape of two white women on a train traveling between Chattanooga and Memphis, Tennessee. Their extraordinary battle for justice sparked the beginnings of America’s Civil Rights Movement…

​Based on the multi-award winning Kander & Ebb stage play nominated for six Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS is a dazzling tour de force in which theatrical techniques are imposed on cinematic ones to tell the incredible true story of a landmark miscarriage of justice which changed the course of American history. Heightened, highly stylized, playful in tone and layered with irony, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS combines infectious songs with stunning set pieces, incredible visuals and an unforgettable story.



Nick Hirschkorn


David Thompson